After an interview on Hot 97, many were under the impression that T.I had distanced himself from his mentee Iggy Azalea. The “Fancy” rapper was reportedly blindsided by those comments and then took to Twitter to not only clarify that she was still signed to Grand Hustle but to also say how displeased she was that Tip would discuss any feelings he had about their musical relationship on the radio. T.I is now clearing the air.
“That’s still my partner,” Tip told the AP. ”Her life has taken her in a different direction. My life is still as it was before. But Iggy is doing what she feels makes Iggy happy. That’s what she should do. We’re focused on making the next Iggy record and dodge the same adversities we faced last time.”
The Paperwork rapper said that he never stopped working with her, he only distanced himself from her after her situation with Q-Tip because she was enduring a lot of criticism.
“It’s definitely not a ‘sever my ties, walk away, I’m upset’ thing,” he said. “It was more so like, OK, you have a lot on your plate right now. I’m going to pull back or wait until you come to a place where you’re ready to come back to the table, so we can start again and make history some more.”